It seems I may be one of the few people in the world who actually likes Just Born’s Peeps. I mean, sure, most Candy Addicts will pop a few at Easter just to say they did, but come on, who would really eat more than two?
That’s right, I’m here to admit that I’m addicted to Peeps. Yellow, purple, hearts or chicks, I love the sugar covered marshmallow goodness. Imagine my joy, then, when I found a brand new (to me, at least) variety to try this Easter season: Orange Creme Eggs! Ooh, I wonder how they taste…
When I first opened the package of nine oval shaped confections, I was immediately struck by how much the smell reminded me of orange Creamsicles. It was very orange-y, with a few notes of vanilla. I love Creamsicles; so far so good!
Once I wiped the drool off my chin (no, really, I love Creamsicles), I got down to the serious business of tasting. Surprisingly, the flavor was very mild. In fact, I tasted mostly vanilla/marshmallow with only a little tiny bit of orange in there. The aftertaste finally brought out a little bit of the Creamsicle flavor, but not as strongly as I would have expected from the smell. Still, it was nice not to be overwhelmed by the flavor, and I found myself polishing off an entire row of three. Thank goodness for self-control… I could easily have eaten the entire package!
If you see these around this Easter season, I highly suggest you pick up a few – you won’t regret it. Unless, of course, you hate orange and/or marshmallow… but then at least you could use them to make a diorama for this year’s Peep Show!
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